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BRISTOL, Tenn. June 20, 2014 – This fall, working adults in Tennessee and Southwest
Virginia will have the opportunity to complete their associate, bachelor’s, or master’s
degree from King University.
King offers programs specifically designed with the adult learner in mind through
the University’s Graduate and Professional Studies Online Programs (GPS) as well
as numerous courses for students who wish to transition from an associate degree to
a bachelor’s degree.
“Our GPS program is tailored to reduce the challenges facing the adult learner. Time
and access often a barrier for students to finish their degree,” said John King, vice
president of Development and Enrollment Management for King University. “By offering
classes in both convenient locations, one night per week, or in an online format,
the working adult may obtain their degree in as little as 16 months and open the door
for professional advancement.”
Adults who are beginning to pursue a college degree or who have completed fewer than
60 semester hours of coursework will benefit from participating in King’s Pathway
program. Offered at the University’s Bristol and Knoxville campuses, Pathway allows
students to complete all general education and elective requirements so they can smoothly
transition into their degree coursework.
The fall 2014 GPS degree offerings for Bristol include Pathway and baccalaureate degrees
in Business Administration, Information Technology, and RN-BSN. Master’s programs
include Education and both traditional and professional Business Administration degrees.
The Bachelor of Business Administration degree will also be offered in Blountville.
Students, at King’s Kingsport campus, have bachelor’s degree options that include
Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Healthcare Administration, and RN-BSN.
Master’s degree programs include Business Administration, Nursing with specializations
areas including Family Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Administration, and Nursing Education.
Nursing graduate students may also opt for the MSN-MBA dual degree option.
Southwest Virginia residents will have the opportunity to study for their bachelor’s
degrees in Business Administration and RN-BSN in Big Stone Gap. King’s instructional
site in Richlands will offer both bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in Business
King also offers Business Administration and RN-BSN degree program in Morristown and
Strawberry Plains. Students in Sevierville have the opportunity to study for their
Business Administration degree.
Recent expansion at King’s Knoxville campus has allowed for additional degree offerings
for area residents. Knoxville-area residents’ degree offerings include Pathway, Business
Administration, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Communication, Criminal
Justice, Healthcare Administration, Information Technology, Psychology, and Nursing
(both traditional BSN and RN-BSN). Graduate programs include Business Administration,
Education, and Nursing with specializations areas including Family Nurse Practitioner,
Nursing Administration, and Nursing Education. Knoxville Nursing graduate students
may also opt for the MSN-MBA dual degree option.
Blount County and Harriman, Tenn., area residents will have the opportunity to earn
their degree Business Administration or RN-BSN degree.
King’s newest campus, located in Franklin, Tenn., will be offering greater Nashville-area
students baccalaureate degrees in Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Health
Informatics, and RN-BSN. Graduate programs include Business Administration and Nursing.
Students also now have the option of obtaining their King University degree online.
“We are excited to provide working adults with additional ways to obtain a quality
degree and further their education,” said King. “Our degree programs are intended
to build knowledge and practice in the field, as well as foster professional integrity,
and promote personal growth.”
Online degree options include Associate of Arts along with bachelor’s degrees in Applied
Science, Business Administration, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, Health
Informatics, Healthcare Administration, History, Information Technology, Interdisciplinary
Studies, Psychology, Religious Studies, and RN-BSN. Master’s degree programs available
online include Business Administration, and Nursing with specializations in Nursing
Administration and Nursing Education. Nursing graduate students may also study online
for their dual degree in Business Administration and Nursing. Visit online.king.edu for details.
King University has been granted approval by the Southern Association of Colleges
and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), the regional body for the accreditation
of degree-granting higher education institutions in the Southern states, to implement
the Doctor of Nursing Practice program beginning with the fall 2014 semester in August.
King’s Doctor of Nursing Practice program will have a blended format curriculum of
online and on-site coursework. The students will participate in three face-to-face
colloquia at King’s Hardin Valley campus in Knoxville, Tenn. Additional information
on King’s new DNP program can be found at dnp.king.edu.
Applications are now being accepted for fall enrollment. For more information about
King’s Graduate Professional Studies and Online Programs degree options available
in Tennessee and Southwest Virginia, or financial aid opportunities, visit gps.king.edu or contact the King University Office of Admissions at (800) 362-0014 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications may also be submitted online at apply.king.edu.
King University is a Presbyterian, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King
College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees
and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences,
pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration,
education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and
travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and
a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King
University, visit www.king.edu. King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of
any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University
is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information, contact
the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road,
Richlands, VA 24641.